The role of career barriers in high school students' career choice behavior in Taiwan

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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of career barriers in social cognitive career theory (R. W. Lent, S. D. Brown, & G. Hackett, 1994). The participants were 584 high school students in Taiwan, Republic of China. The gender differences in perceived career barriers and career self-efficacy were significant. Results of hierarchical regression analyses indicated that some of the perceived career barriers were significant in predicting individuals' career choice behavior after controlling for career self-efficacy in certain career types.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-288
Number of pages15
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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